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Post# 505631   3/21/2011 at 15:09 (4,639 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

Hello everyone, I have been lurking around this site for a while now. I am 11 years old and have been interested in washing machines for as long as I can remember. Hope you do not mind me posting here.
Apart from several working toy washing machines I have a Candy aquamatic 3 washer, a White Knight sensordry dryer and a 1965 Creda Debonair spinner.

Any other young washer fans out there?


Post# 505634 , Reply# 1   3/21/2011 at 15:28 (4,639 days old) by servisslimline (England, Brighton & Hove)        

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hi welcome, im phil and im only 15 so im glad to see other young washer fans on here :D

Post# 505635 , Reply# 2   3/21/2011 at 15:34 (4,639 days old) by thomasortega (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles de Porciúncula)        

Welcome to the club!

Post# 505636 , Reply# 3   3/21/2011 at 15:34 (4,639 days old) by timon90 (Norway)        

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Hello Cristopher!

Welcome to AW forum.

I'm like you, very intrested in washingmachines, and I've also been intrested as long as I remember. My mum, aunt and granmother have told me that when I was around 8 months old, I was sitting in the front of my aunts Candy D4.104X washer, and followed the programme from start to the end.

Now, I'm 20 years, and have now taken the certificate for repairing electric appliances, and I now work for Asko here in Norway. I've also worked at Miele, and in a small workshop for Gorenje, Electrolux, Zanussi and Asko before.

My favourite brand is Asko, and I have too many machines:P
I have a Candy Aquamatic 3 too, like yours, but with brown fascia and chrome door. I like your mini dryer. I'm looking for one too, but compactmodels is very rare here.

Would love to hear more of your washer stories:)

Post# 505640 , Reply# 4   3/21/2011 at 15:47 (4,639 days old) by georgect (Fairfield, CT)        

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Welcome aboard Christopher.
I'm also a long time fan of the great invention of the washing machine.
You also learn so much here...that's the fun part.
Have fun!

Post# 505643 , Reply# 5   3/21/2011 at 16:01 (4,639 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

hay welcome dude! yes i am a young fan too my name is Tom and i am 13. i also hae one of them white knight dryers too! i also have a fulsize beko wme7427s (not plmmbed in sadly) my daly driver is a hotpoint aqualtis from 2006 i really want one of em compact candy's i have 4 dryers ive always had s soft spot for them candy's

Post# 505644 , Reply# 6   3/21/2011 at 16:02 (4,639 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

Thanks a lot for the replies. There are some more pictures in my album if you can access it.

I promise I will post some stories and pictures soon of my collection and events I have been to.

Many thanks

Post# 505649 , Reply# 7   3/21/2011 at 16:20 (4,639 days old) by Haxisfan (Europe - UK / Italy)        
Show us the real toys too ;-)

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Hi Chris... nice to see your toy washers :-)

I'm not that young anymore... but I can assure you that I've always had a thing for washing machines ever since I had enough strengh in my optical nerves to open my eyes LOL

My first experience with them dates back to when I was knee-high to a grasshopper... I would not leave the washer alone until one day I managed to flood the place by opening the door during the rinse cycle! The old victim machine did not have an electronic lock but a plastic lock on the handle which needed to be pushed down in order to operate the handle itself... but I guess I spent enough time to figure a way to open it.

But that was only the start... I tortured the poor thing as I was growing up... now... I feel that washing machines should be a protected species :-P

Post# 505661 , Reply# 8   3/21/2011 at 17:04 (4,639 days old) by KenmoreBD (Mass, usa )        


Same here found this website at 16. Finnaly joined this year and, I have loved washers from the time I was 1 years old. Watching mom do the wash in the Whirlpool dd washer and dryer. And I loved grandma's Kenmore beltdrive. a 1977? 78 79 or 1980. This was a 70 series washer with 5 water levels 5 or 6 water temps. And 5 wash cycles. Oh I wish that washer lived.

Post# 505686 , Reply# 9   3/21/2011 at 18:40 (4,639 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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A welcome to CHristopher all the way from Texas!!!  Glad ya finally let us kno0w you've been lurking about and isn't it good to know you're not alone!!!



Post# 505691 , Reply# 10   3/21/2011 at 18:49 (4,639 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        

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Christopher, a good starter collection you have there, lots of pics and videos to see on the site, and from all parts of the globe, feel free to ask about what you havnt seen before and how they work...its the only way we all learn...heres a few of mine, hard to think we all started with 3 then it became..oh...lost count...LOl

Enjoy, Mike

CLICK HERE TO GO TO chestermikeuk's LINK

Post# 505780 , Reply# 11   3/22/2011 at 06:25 (4,638 days old) by washerlover24 ()        
same here

im 15 i love your collection of machines do they work ?????

Post# 505801 , Reply# 12   3/22/2011 at 07:45 (4,638 days old) by matthewza (Cape Town, South Africa)        

HEY Chris! i'm 15 turning 16 this year. this is an amazing website you'll love it here. we're like 1 big community! :)

Post# 505803 , Reply# 13   3/22/2011 at 07:46 (4,638 days old) by matthewza (Cape Town, South Africa)        

HEY Chris! i'm 15 turning 16 this year. this is an amazing website you'll love it here. we're like 1 big community! :)

Post# 505824 , Reply# 14   3/22/2011 at 10:04 (4,638 days old) by paulc (Edinburgh, Scotland)        
Welcome Christopher,

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to the best site in the world!!!

Post# 505853 , Reply# 15   3/22/2011 at 11:47 (4,638 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
1 of the toys

Thanks a lot for the welcomes. I said I would upload some more pictures of my my toys.1st is met-toy hoover washing machine. I have 2 of these-this is my good one and my other one is in a bad state. I also one box for it and the handle to turn the paddle in the drum.

I will create a new thread on my other one at a later date.

Post# 505860 , Reply# 16   3/22/2011 at 12:07 (4,638 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
twin tub toy!!!!!!!!!

This is a superb example of the real thing. in the spinner there is my toy duck-Storkey. Again it is complete with both lids and box.

p.s-there is a candy aqua 3 on ebay now with a cream fascia and door in yorkshire. There is just some rust around the dispenser. £50.oo

Post# 505864 , Reply# 17   3/22/2011 at 12:16 (4,638 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
my toy miele

This was a very nice toy until it broke. It was not vintage one so I was not sad to see it go but I had a matching fridge and oven to go with it.

Post# 505870 , Reply# 18   3/22/2011 at 12:50 (4,638 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
Also in the family.......

This is my Nans Hotpoint WT960. It was made in 2007 when I broke her hoover ecologic(I have the fascia - it dosent work though), takes a 7 kg load and a 1600rpm motor like our current WMA63.

Post# 505872 , Reply# 19   3/22/2011 at 13:02 (4,638 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
Zanussi tc481w

This is our dryer. It Is aproximatley 9 years old and I can remember cleaning the filter at 3-I thought it was the best prt of looking after it.

Post# 505913 , Reply# 20   3/22/2011 at 17:19 (4,638 days old) by bertrum ()        

Hi Christopher,
Welcome to the club.
Its great your interested in appliances at such a young age.
I work on appliances every day, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE be carefull when looking inside / repairing machines. Switch the plug off!
I am paranoid about checking the power is off!.
(I hope you don't think I am patronising you because of your age, at 11 I knew nothing about repairs!).

ps, the dryer is older than that, that model was manufactured from 1998-2001

Post# 506158 , Reply# 21   3/23/2011 at 14:57 (4,637 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
my other hoover

this is my other toy hoover. I am in the process of doing it up. So far I have taken the wringer and back off.

Wish me sucess ,Christopher

Post# 512548 , Reply# 22   4/20/2011 at 03:17 (4,609 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
hi again

thanks and I realy feel part of it now

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